• Waitutu Lodge
  • Waitutu forest
  • Wairaurahiri River
  • wooden viaducts over the Francis Burn, the Edwin Burn, and the Percy Burn.

Things to Do

Wooden Viaduct
The Lodge is an ideal base for fishing, tramping and hunting (permits issued at the Lodge). Explore the virgin forest, wander along the beach, or just relax - away from it all.

 

Take the swingbridge over the Wairaurahiri River and enjoy a day-return walk to view the three wooden viaducts over the Francis Burn, the Edwin Burn, and the Percy Burn. The Percy Burn viaduct is 125m long and 36m high, and is the highest remaining wooden viaduct in the world. The viaducts were built for the logging tramway in the early 1920’s to carry the bush-locomotives over the Burns when timber on neighboring land was cut.